A very limited vinyl 10” split from the Fuzz Club label. Split Single No. 8 sees RMFTM contributing a psychedelic piece of industrial-drone full of colossal guitars and hazy textures, whilst White Hills give us a stoner epic of blues riffs and dizzying feedback. This is modern avant-rock at its finest.
10" £10.49 FUZZ8C1
Limited white vinyl split 10" on Fuzz Club. Edition of 700 copies.
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It’s the White Hills, and then it's RMTFM! They’re in the Fuzz “Club”, by the way. I imagine such a club is kind of the distorted version of Mensa, in that you get welcomed into the fold, congratulated on your sonic intelligence and then everyone just sits around thinking about how much better at fuzz they are than everyone else. In actuality this dual team are very good at it: ‘As You Pass By’, their new split 10” for the echoed imprint, continues to showcase a mastery of eerie faraway hypnojams, as well as a love of building long, numbing figures that get torn down by pretty(!) melodies.
That first side, all White Hills jam material, is all you’re gonna want, basically -- its steady groove is fixated on a beautiful endgame in which synthline rolls in and casts a surprisingly emotive shadow on proceedings. I ask you, could the Caretaker be a psych rock lord? This track sounds dismembered by history like his best ambient loops do, as if it’s the lost, dusty attic psych rock of yore. A lovely bass riff does the tablesetting for the flip side from RMFTM, as shy guitar slowly works its way into a semi-distorted frenzy. The drums? Chill. The vocals? Whispered. The climax? Seething.
This is a downbeat and fairly lowkey exercise, but that’s the way I like them -- and if you’re lucky enough, they’ll start soloing their way to infinity. Good work from the psych committee.
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